D'Iberville Elementary Celebrates Blue Ribbon

D'Iberville Elementary Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Honor
(HARRISON COUNTY, MS)  It was a beautiful, bright, “blue” day at D’Iberville Elementary on Tuesday as the school hosted a big celebration to honor all the teachers and staff for helping DES earn its second National Blue Ribbon School Award!

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DES Principal Cindy Dusang opened the ceremony with some emotional words. She expressed her deep pride and appreciation for her faculty and staff as she showed a video of the moment DES was recognized during the National Blue Ribbon presentation on November 13, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the national ceremony was held virtually.

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HCSD Superintendent Roy Gill thanked the DES Team and parents for their hard work and dedication. He explained why the Blue Ribbon is such a huge accomplishment for DES since only four schools in Mississippi were selected for the award this year.

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D’Iberville City Manager Clay Jones presented a special proclamation congratulating the school on this latest achievement. He spoke about the vital role teachers play in helping students reach their academic goals. He also talked about the significance of the award in drawing business development and helping the D’Iberville community grow.

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This is D’Iberville Elementary’s second National Blue Ribbon Award, which is given by the U.S. Department of Education to schools that are producing outstanding results for all students. DES received its first National Blue Ribbon in 2009 for being an exemplary high-performing school, as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. This time, DES earned the prestigious distinction based on its progress in closing the achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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On Monday, November 16, 2020, HCSD leaders also recognized DES during a Harrison County School Board meeting. Mr. Gill read a proclamation from President Donald Trump congratulating D’Iberville Elementary on the school’s amazing achievement. Mr. Gill also presented a special plaque and large Blue Ribbon banner to Mrs. Dusang so she could proudly displayed them on campus.

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HCSD is extremely proud of all the dedicated teachers and staff at DES, and would like to thank each team member for the outstanding job that they do every day to help our students succeed! HCSD would also like to congratulate all the D’Iberville Elementary students, parents, and community members for their ongoing support and contributions. As Mrs. Dusang said, “It is such an exciting day!”

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Watch the WXXV story here: https://www.wxxv25.com/2020/11/17/national-blue-ribbon-award-celebration-diberville-elementary/?fbclid=IwAR3BLgYTQHVoIVF2MeYa4dMK6xrYYvNNNnmIg2XdnVJoMIoC0huOm6dJAI4